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Below are subject headings containing links to additional learning resources and subject specific information.

Mathematics

KS3 - Online Maths Learning Platform

Website: https://app.mangahigh.com/register-student/443198/946061?p=485321

Description: This is an online learning platforms for Maths KS3 pupils.

 

KS4 Online Maths Learning Platform

Website: https://app.mangahigh.com/register-student/443198/946045?p=485321

Description: This is an online learning platform for Maths KS4 pupils.
 

BBC Bitesize

Website: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zqhs34j

Key stages: key stage 3

Description: provides "bitesized" interactive content, video and audio summaries and mock exams. Bitesize is continually reviewed to keep up with the curriculum. NEW daily lessons.

 

BBC Bitesize

Website: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/examspecs/z9p3mnb

Key stages: key stage4

Description: provides "bitesized" interactive content, video and audio summaries and mock exams tailored to Edexcel exam board content. Bitesize is continually reviewed to keep up with the curriculum. NEW daily lessons.

 

White Rose Maths (home learning)

Website: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/

Key stages: key stage 3

Description: presentations and downloadable workbooks which are easy to use for parents. New material is being released each week.

 

Mr Barton Maths

Website: http://www.mrbartonmaths.com/students/gcse/

Key stages: key stage4

Description: Free Maths Revision and Help for Students.

 

Maths Genie

Website: https://www.mathsgenie.co.uk/gcse.html

Key stages: key stage 4

Description: GCSE revision videos, exam style questions and solutions.

 

Corbett Maths

Website: https://corbettmaths.com/contents/

Key stages: key stage 4

Description: a range of videos and downloadable questions categorised by topic and predicted grade.

 

Mathigon

Website: https://mathigon.org/

Key stages: key stage 3 and key stage 4

Description: interactive maths resources that allow teachers and parents to track student progress and set activities.

 

Maths Kitchen

Website: https://mathskitchen.com/topics

Key stages: key stage 4

Description: an interactive GCSE revision website. Resources are categorised by topic, including video lessons and practice questions.

Description: downloadable guidance and resource packs for parents and pupils.

 

Nrich

Website: https://nrich.maths.org/

Key stages: key stage 3 and key stage 4

Description: a range of activities. Some are interactive and some are to be completed offline. Activities are categorised by age range.

 

Top Marks

Website: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games

Key stages: key stage 3

Description: a range of interactive maths games categorised by age group.

 

English

Science

GCSE Biology – http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/biology

                Then click on- GCSE Biology (single science ) – BBC bitesize

                Then click on- AQA

Excellent interactive resources covering AQA GCSE biology. Includes syllabus content by topic, videos, multiple choice  short tests, revision material, quizzes and sample exam questions.

Cambridge Nationals Creative iMedia – Level 1/2

KS4

Creative and Digital Media plays an important part in many areas of our everyday lives and is an important part of the UK economy.  There is a demand from employers for an increasingly skilled and technically literate workforce as more and more media products digitally.  Creative iMedia provides pupils with specific and transferable skills and a solid foundation in understanding and applying this subject, whether it is in employment or higher education.

In this course, pupils will be working towards the completion of four units of work.

The first unit is Pre-Production Skills (Unit R081). This is a mandatory paper based exam.

The second unit is creating a Digital Graphic (Unit R082). This is a mandatory coursework based unit.

The third unit is creating an Interactive Product (Unit R087). This is an optional coursework based unit.

The fourth unit is creating a Webpage (Unit R085). This unit is an optional coursework based unit.

Click the link below for more information about the course.

https://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/cambridge-nationals/creative-imedia-level-1-2-award-certificate-j807-j817/

Mixed Media

KS3/4

Silver Arts Award National Qualification in the Arts Level Two

A pupil centred approach practical course of two units in mixed media arts including visual art, music, film, animation, sculpture ,fashion, street arts, and popular culture.  The course comprises of 2 units of practical arts projects , arts research / reviews and arts leadership culminating in pupils leading their own workshops and projects for peers and staff.  The course criteria is assessed via coursework presented as a portfolio of work in any format.   The curriculum assesses: Art Form Knowledge and Understanding, Creativity, Planning/Review and Communication skills.  See link below:

https://www.artsaward.org.uk/site/?id=66

Food Technology

KS3

Throughout this academic year pupils will look at various areas of food nutrition, healthy eating, hygiene (both personal and environmental), malnutrition and the impact of a poor diet. They will also have the opportunity to produce various savouries and sweet dishes and enhance their current cookery skills such as baking, grilling, frying, boiling, simmering as well as preparatory skills including slicing, grating, chopping and peeling. They will also partake in visits to Pizza Express, a local fruit picking farm and Mill Green Museum.

BTEC Home Cooking Skills 1 and 2

KS4

Home Cookery BTEC Level 1 and 2 skills. Links outline basic cooking tips and techniques with a step by step guidance on how to produce a finished 2 course meal. By taking part in a practical they can enhance their existing skills and extend learning in support of future practical assessments. 

10 Incredibly Useful Cooking Tips - Gordon Ramsay

Here are 10 surprisingly useful (and sometimes unconventional) cooking tips to make life easier for you in the kitchen. Learn useful skills such as how to ripen fruit quickly, cut herbs perfectly or get rid of chilli from your finger, plus many more! Gordon Ramsay Ultimate Fit Food.

www.youtube.com

Culinary 411 - Basic Knife Skills - Click this link for a youtube video on basic knife skills

Easy Spaghetti Bolognese by Tiffin Box for Kids

Easy Spaghetti Bolognese by Tiffin Box for Kids For meat (Bolongnese)sauce: Ground meat 600 g onion chopped - 1/4 cup garlic minced - 1 tblsp oil - 2 tsp Canned chopped tomatoes 3 cups salt to taste fennel seed 1/4 tsp Red chili powder 1 tsp dried oregano 1/2 tsp water 1 cup 1 pack spaghetti salt 1 tblsp oil 1/2 tblsp water ...

www.youtube.com

How to Make Fruit Crumble | Three Ways | Jamie Oliver

Let’s get ready to Crumble! If you don’t know what a crumble is, then today is your lucky day, as Jamie shows us three fantastic ones. They’re a fruity dessert with crispy, crunchy, buttery topping, perfect to serve with cream, ice cream or delicious homemade custard! Jamie also shows us how to take these crumbles up a level, starting ...

www.youtube.com

PE

KS3

In PE we develop the skills and techniques for a variety of games including; badminton,  tennis,  basketball,  cricket,  football and hockey. In the summer we develop our athletic skills  learning to refine a variety of track and field techniques including; sprinting, long distance running, long jump, javelin and discus. Identifying key muscle groups and understanding the positive impact of a healthy lifestyle is also taught.   

BTEC Firsts in Sport Level 2

Practical sport module:

rules for different sports
https://www.rulesofsport.com/  

https://learnzone.loucoll.ac.uk/sportres/CourseGenie/Sport/2009-10/AASENatCert/NC22_RulesRegulationsAndOfficiating/NC_RulesRegulationsAndOfficiating_01Mod/NC_RulesRegulationsAndOfficiating_01Mod_04.htm

Roles of the officials for sports

https://www.hoddereducation.co.uk/getattachment/Subjects/Sport-PE/Series-pages/BTEC-Sport/Series-Boxes/Sample-chapter/Fitness-for-Sport-and-Exercise-2.pdf.aspx

Components of fitness

Fitness for sport module:

https://www.kinged.org.uk/attachments/download.asp?file=203&type=pdf

Fitness components, principles of fitness

https://www.brianmac.co.uk/hrm1.htm

Heart rates and training zones

https://origympersonaltrainercourses.co.uk/blog/components-of-fitness

Components of health and skill related fitness

https://www.varndean.co.uk/_site/data/files/documents/making%20the%20grade/Sport%20BTEC%20revision%20notes.pdf

Revision help, Borg scale, fitness

https://www.verywellfit.com/what-a-fitness-test-can-tell-you-about-your-health-3120283

 

Different types of fitness tests

Applying principles of training module

https://www.wikihow.com/Design-a-Fitness-Training-Plan

Designing a fitness plan

https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/articles/12254-musculoskeletal-system-normal-structure--function

Musculoskeletal system

https://healthengine.com.au/info/cardiovascular-system-heart

 

Cardiovascular system

Leading Sports Activities module

https://prezi.com/ikmoxxjobpng/the-attributes-and-responsibilities-of-a-sports-leader/

Attributes and skills of a good leader

https://www.sportsleaders.org/qualifications-programmes/sports-leadership

 

PE Short Course

KS4 - GCSE

THEORY TOPICS COVERED IN PREPARATION FOR THE EXAMINATION (1 & 1/2 HOUR EXTERNAL PAPER):

  • The structure and functions of the musculo-skeletal system
  • The structure and functions of the cardio-respiratory system
  • Anaerobic and Aerobic exercise
  • The short and long term effects of exercise
  • Lever systems, examples of their use in activity and the mechanical advantage they provide in movement
  • Planes of axes of movement
  • Physical, emotional and social health, fitness and well-being
  • The consequences of a sedentary lifestyle
  • Energy use, diet, nutrition and hydration
  • Use of data

PRACTICAL PERFORMANCE:

Students will be required to perform in 2 different physical activities.  They will be required to demonstrate their skills in isolation and also within a competitive situation.  Each student must do one team and one individual activity.

Sports Leader Level 1

KS3/4

The Level 1 Award in Sports Leadership provides the ideal starting point for learners aged 13 years and over who wish to develop their leadership skills, whilst under the direct supervision of their Tutor/Assessor or other suitably qualified adult.
The syllabus is designed to develop generic leadership skills that can be applied to a variety of sports and/or recreational situations as well as contributing to the personal development of the learner.

The Level 1 Award in Sports Leadership is a practical qualification in which learners must demonstrate their ability to lead others in simple sport/activity.

Employability Skills

KS4

All pupils are entered for a Level 1 City and Guilds Employability certificate. As part of this qualification; pupils prepare a CV, complete an application form, carry out work experience, visit local colleges and do a range of work related activities that will prepare them for their next steps after KS4.

https://www.cityandguilds.com/qualifications-and-apprenticeships/skills-for-work-and-life/employability-personal-and-social-development/5546-employability-skills#tab=information

BTEC Enterprise Skills - Level 2 Award

Website: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zb7kcqt

Description: This is GCSE bitesize but is relevant to the BTEC course, especially the enterprise and entrepreneurship section.   There are videos, questions and a little test if you fancy giving that a go!
 

Website:  https://www.tutor2u.net/business/blog/gcse-igcse-business-studies-revision-notes-master-listing

Description: Focus on the Enterprise and Entrepreneurs section as this covers nearly everything we have done!
 

Website: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zx0ft8HNscE

Description: This video goes through the basics of business and especially focuses on entrepreneurship at the beginning of the video.

Prince's Trust Achieve

KS4 - City & Guilds Level 1 Award/Certificate

Prince's Trust Achieve Award is personal development course that provides a unique offering for pupils; a practical approach to learning which supports young people to fulfil their potential

The Achieve programme provides an opportunity for pupils to try out new activities, boost their confidence and gain

a recognised qualification.

 As part of the programme, pupils will explore the following:

  • Personal and social development: By working in small groups, pupils are able to meet new people and make new friends
  • Life skills: Through fun and interactive sessions, pupils can learn how to manage money, be healthy and stay safe
  • Active citizenship: Pupils work as part of a team to make a difference to your local community
  • Preparation for work: Create a tip-top CV, practice for future interviews and explore your skills and talents

https://www.princes-trust.org.uk/help-for-young-people/unlock-your-potential/explore-your-potential

Teamwork and Personal Development

KS4

Personal Development

The course comes under the Employability qualification, and covers all aspects of Personal Health and Social Education, to support students understanding of the world around them. They will explore the risks and issues they, and others may face. Students will cover areas of:

Personal Safety UNIT 410 (3 Credits)

•             To identify what the risks are in social situations and how to avoid such risks looking at our own ‘Personal Safety’

•             Discuss and demonstrate understanding of the risks to young people associate with sexual activity, and how to avoid these risks

•             Identify the signs of grooming, how to avoid it and the support available

•             Understand and identify the signs of Radicalisation and the support available.

•             Understand and identify the signs of Extremism and the support available.

•             Identify ways to minimise risks to different groups (2.1) such as (Children, young adults, older people, vulnerable adults) through discussion

•             State the risks involved when using the internet, especially when using social media (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, chat rooms, forums, dating sites) (1.5) and the support available (3.1)

•             State the risks involved when using the internet (1.6)  and identify ways to keep identity & personal information safe (2.3) through examining key ideas (GDPR)

 

Crime and Punishment in society UNIT 445 (3 Credits)

•             To identify why people might offend and the effects on both the offender and the victim

•             Identify support to offenders and victims of crime

•             Understand the history and role of the police force in Britain and both the rights of the police and the suspect

•             To explore the Judicial system and the difference between Magistrate and Crown court

•             To understand the term Democracy and how it works in today’s society; how it affects young people

(Alcohol Awareness Unit 442 – 3 credits)

•             To understand the risks associated with alcohol, be aware of symptoms of alcoholic poisoning and the support available.

(Drug Awareness Unit 444 – 3 credits)

•             To understand the different types of drugs in society; identify the risks associated with the use of drugs, and how to avoid such risks.

Duke of Edinburgh Award

KS4

The Duke of Edinburgh Award is designed to stretch and challenge pupils in a variety of areas, the award is run as an extra curricular activity and with assistance from adult Leaders, participants select and set objectives in each of the following areas:

Volunteering: undertaking service to individuals or the community.

Physical: improving in an area of sport, dance or fitness activities.

Skills: developing practical and social skills and personal interests.

Expedition: planning, training for, and completion of an adventurous journey

Pupils can achieve sectional certificates as well as a completed award certificate depending on the amount of work they complete.

First Aid

KS4

Our First Aid course is designed to develop the first aid knowledge and skills of learners who are required to provide emergency first aid to employees injured or taken ill at work in line with the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981. The qualification gives learners the opportunity to: Demonstrate competence in emergency first aid at work (treatment of adults only), have existing skills recognised, achieve a nationally-recognised Level 2 qualification, achieve a licence to practise and develop their own personal growth and engagement in learning. 

Food Safety in Catering - Level 2

KS4

The Ascentis Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering qualification is designed to give learners the knowledge and understanding of the principles of keeping food safe. The qualification introduces the learner to key issues in Food Safety: taking responsibility for their own food safety and hygiene, keeping work areas clean and keeping food safe.

Aims

The aims of the qualification are to enable learners

1 To take responsibility for their own food safety and keeping food safe

2 To understand the importance of keeping themselves clean and hygienic

3 To understand the importance of keeping work areas clean and hygienic

Young Health Champions - YHC

KS4

The Level 2 Award for Young Health Champions (YHC) is a qualification mapped to a number of frameworks in both education and employment, in order to improve both the learning experience and the future opportunities for those taking part.

To achieve the qualification, learners must pass four of the units: the 3 mandatory ones + one optional. It is at level 2 which means it is an equivalent level to GCSE grade A-C.

Benefits for the pupils:

  • Young people are more likely to listen and approach peers for information
  • Understand the benefits of a healthy lifestyle
  • Learn the skills to make healthier choices
  • Develop skills for the workplace
  • Increased knowledge of risks of unhealthy behaviours
  • Linked to the key local and national support services
  • CV development (for YHCs)